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Catherine McKenna’s ‘straw free’ tweets not free of criticism

By Neil Moss      

Also, NDP MP Matthew Dubé joins in on the 2018 wedding season, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might be losing his 'cool' cachet in Pakistan.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna's highlighting of restaurants who have stopped using plastic straws is not having the desired effect. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna's push against plastic straws has some opposition. Twice now, Ms. McKenna has tweeted that an Ottawa-area establishment had banned plastic straws, when that wasn't entirely the case. The Ottawa Centre MP tweeted that the Feline Cafe and Bar Laurel had stopped giving out the drinking implements, but they were still available by request, according to the owners. Josee Cyr, the owner of the Feline Cafe, said she understood where Ms. McKenna was coming from,

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